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Conservative movement

Christian Anti-Communism Crusade | Western Goals (UK)

Academic Freedom

Israel Academia Monitor

Tension has been ratcheted up in the debate about the threat to academic freedom in Israel after two recent developments escalated concern. The first was a letter sent by the campaigning organisation, Im Tirtzu, to the president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Rivka Carmi, calling for her "to put an end to the anti-Zionist tilt" among lecturers in its politics and government department. Should she fail to do so, the group said it would try to dissuade students from studying in the department and donors from giving money to the university. The second is a similar initiative from the Institute for Zionist Strategies, which targeted sociology departments within Israeli universities for their alleged teaching of "post-Zionism" and "anti-State theories". It is not the first time that these organisations - as well as others such as Isracampus and NGO Monitor - have been critical of the political make-up of the Israeli academy. But the nature and timing of their latest interventions have produced a far stronger response than before.[1]


Rusty Shackleford | Jawa Report | Tom Gallagher | Andy Lightbody (L. Soley The News Shapers, The Sources Who Explain the News p149-50) - add soley chapters to new pages| Edward Luttwak | Gary Sick | Judith Kipper | Human Terrain System Human Terrain Team | Mapping the Human Terrain | Modern Technologies Corporation | Training and Doctrine Command US military | NEK Advanced Securities Group | Advanced Research Projects Agency | Biometrics Automated Toolkit System | Wexford Group | Consolidated Analysis Center Inc. | Dynamic Adversarial Gaming Algorithm] | Distributed Common Ground System | Gil Eyal 'Dangerous liaisons between military intelligence and Middle Eastern studies in Israel', Theory and Society Volume 31, Number 5 / October, 2002, 653-693 |The British Association for Central & Eastern Europe, 10 Westminster Palace Gardens, Artillery Row, SW1P 1RL | International Rescue Committee | Max Shachtman | Max Boot | Saudi media and propaganda - rewrite intro | Ian Geldard

The London-based newspaper, The Sunday Times, carried out an undercover investigation of Stephen Payne, a lobbyist and member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council. Caught on video, which the newspaper published online, Payne offered to arrange meetings with high-level Bush administration officials for a former Kyrgyzstan president in exchange for $750,000. Approximately $250,000 of Payne's fee would go to the future George W. Bush Presidential Library as a donation. The rest of the money would go to Payne's consulting firm, Worldwide Strategic Partners. [2]

Counter-terror policy

Mockbul Ali | RICU | Strategic Horizons Unit | Horizon Scanning and Response Team | Maajid Nawaz | Shiraz Maher | Charles Farr Naik etc | Islamophobia | Operation Kratos - needs references added |

Spying, Arms industry, military corporations

Paul Mercer and Lignedeux Associates /LigneDeux Associates Arms industry revovling door

Reading on mercenaries


Land Information Warfare Activity Information Dominance Center (IDC)[3] | Center for Information Dominance | Operation Rockingham | Operation Mass Appeal | Operation Nicole | Project Rich Picture | Mike Furlong Robert Young Pelton |

British Propaganda

British poltics/transparency/lobbying

Eric Joyce | Ross Martin | Willie Bain Labour Candidate | EOS Online Media Limited | Message Space | LabourList | Iain Dale | Recess Monkey

Scotland Marc Horne Orangeman invites top Catholic for lunch Scotland on Sunday, Published Date: 07 October 2007

Ranald Mair | Scottish Care | Rory Mair | Convention of Scottish Local Authorities | Colin Mair, is chief executive of the publicly funded "Improvement Service"[4]

Corporate Power

Oil Industry

David Simon, needs refs and updating and expansion


Corporate Social Responsibility Portal


Office for Life Sciences | Vioxx | Robbie MacDuff | Ragnar Löfstedt


Nestle Nutrition Institute (PR contract held by College Hill | Democracy Institute | An Epidemic of Obesity Myths, published by the Center for Consumer Freedom | J. Eric Oliver, Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America's Obesity Epidemic | Paul Campos, The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight Is Hazardous to Your Health | The Obesity Epidemic: Science, Morality and Ideology by Jan Wright and Michael Gard | Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity by Sander L. Gilman | Men and the War on Obesity: A Sociological Study Lee F. Monaghan | Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic': Governing Bodies Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood |


Aspartame | Nutrasweet | Ribens Toohkind | Action and Information on Sugars | Jack Winkler | Sugar Association | Global Strategy On Diet, Nutrition and Physical Activity | Jose "Pepe" Fanjul, president of sugar giant Florida Crystals Corp | J Nelson Fairbanks, chief executive of US Sugar Corp, became a "Pioneer", an honour for fundraisers who bring in at least $100,000 for Bush's campaign. Warren Stanley, chief executive of Cargill, a sugar trader, is a Pioneer this year. | International Sugar Organisation | Codex Alimentarius | Food Standardisation to Support the Reduction of Chronic Diseases | Codex Alimentarius Commission | British Sugar | Tate & Lyle | Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy | Sugar Bureau | World Sugar Research Organisation | US National Soft Drinks Association | American Association of Advertising Agencies | Chocolate Information Center | International Food Information Council Set up in 1986 to defend to defend the sweetener aspartame from attacks, its original funders included Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, General Foods and the NutraSweet Group. It now represents the food, beverage and agricultural industries, and its members include Nabisco, McDonald’s, Kraft Foods, Nestlé and Hershey. It lobbies for favourable food legislation and trade rules. The International Life Sciences Institute The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) specialises in lobbying national and international agencies such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the WHO. Its membership consists of 400 of 'the world’s leading manufacturers of food and food ingredients, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other consumer products'. These include Burger King, Cargill, Coca-Cola, Heinz, Hershey, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, Masterfoods (Mars), Monsanto, Nabisco, Nestlé, NutraSweet, Pepsi-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Red Bull and Tate & Lyle. The Sugar Bureau A UK industry-funded organisation set up to improve 'knowledge and understanding about the contributions of sugar and other carbohydrates to a healthy balanced diet'. It is funded principally by the sugar producers British Sugar and Tate & Lyle. Since 1990 it has financed nutrition research and produced leaflets and advertising campaigns designed to persuade academics, health professionals, teachers and schoolchildren of the health benefits of eating sugar. The US Sugar Association A US industry-funded body that states that its mission is 'to provide sound scientific information to consumers and health communicators about the contributions sugar makes to our food supply and a healthful lifestyle'. When in 2003 the WHO recommended that sugar should comprise no more than 10 per cent of a person's diet, the Sugar Association (whose members include Coca-Cola, Pepsi and General Foods) lobbied Congress to withdraw $406m of WHO funding. The World Sugar Research Organisation A worldwide alliance of sugar producers and processors that provides its members with 'accredited research information on sugar, nutrition, health and opportunities for new uses for sugar'. It boasts that it has influence in international agencies such as the FAO, the WHO and the ILSI [5] | Richard Cottrell, director general of the WSRO | Report 916 |

Ghost writing/Medical comms

Current Medical Directions | Wolters Kluwer Health | ApotheCom Associates, LLC | Clinical CONNEXION | PHARMAcopy, Inc. | Web Site: Date Founded: 1999 Parent Company: Sudler & Hennessey Accredited Provider (Independent Medical Education): ACCME, ACRE, APA, ANCC COMPANY PROFILE The FCCJ Institute for Continuing Education (The Institute). LLC. a Sudler & Hennessey company, is an independent accredited provider of continuing education for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and psychologists. Sudler & Hennessey is a division of Young & Rubicam/WPP. one of the world's largest and most prestigious healthcare communications companies. | Discovery Health CME/Discovery Communications Inc./Discovery Institute of Medical Education | CME LLC | Acumentis is the former Medical Education Division of Health Answers Education LLC. a division of Sudler & Hennessey. In response to guidance from regulatory bodies that govern pharmaceutical industry funded education. Sudler & 1 Iennessey restructured HealthAnswers Education LLC. North Wales. Pennsylvania, into two separate and distinct companies HealthAnswers Education and Acumentis -in 2005. | CME2 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanstar Communications Inc. | Educational Awareness Solutions | Eurocom Healthcare, agency offering advertising, marketing and PR ...Eurocom Healthcare Communications Network is a dynamic international alliance of independent agencies offering global brand teams integrated communications ... | Galliard Healthcare Communications | Oyster Healthcare Communications | Healthcare Communications Association | Springer Healthcare Communications Established in January 2007, Springer Healthcare Communications (SHC) provides the full range of services required by the pharmaceutical, healthcare and ... 'Our experience within medical communications is reinforced by the relationship with our sister companies - BSMO (Business Solutions Medicine Online) and CMG (Current Medicine Group) which deliver specialised e-detailing/learning and medical education solutions.'[6]| Healthcare Communication Project

VantageMed Corporation

Margaret Alexander, Vice President and Publisher for Psychology at John Wiley and Sons, Inc., announced today a partnership with VantageMed Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare information systems, to jointly develop a software interface that will allow Wileys TheraScribe 4.0 and VantageMeds Therapist Helper to work together as a seamless practice management solution for mental health providers.[7]

Eurocom Healthcare Communications

From Sourcewatch:

list of 41 EM journals

In 2001, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases published an article that touted the use of synthetic vitamin D. Its author was listed as Alex J. Brown, an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
But recently, that same article was featured as a work sample by a different person: Michael Anello, a free-lance medical writer, who posted a summary of it on his Web site. Mr. Anello says he was hired to write the article by a communications firm working for Abbott Laboratories, which makes a version of the vitamin D product. Dr. Brown agrees he got help in writing but says he redid part of the draft.[8]
In the case of the vitamin D article, Dr. Brown says Abbott asked him to write it but he didn't have time. He had written an earlier article on the subject. "They said they would have one of their people write it, update my old review article and I would check it," he recalls. Mr. Anello, a Milwaukee writer who studied biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, says he wrote the new article. "I've done a lot of ghostwriting jobs," he says, adding that sometimes he works closely with the named authors.
Dr. Brown says he had to rewrite "at least 30 percent to 40 percent" of Mr. Anello's draft. In retrospect, he says, he probably should have asked Abbott who Mr. Anello was and "if that person should be acknowledged." Abbott said the article's content was "under the complete discretion" of Dr. Brown and didn't discuss details. The journal's managing editor declined to comment because the journal is under new management.
Following questions from The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Anello removed the article summary from his Web site. Until recently, his online bibliography listed other scientific publications he has written under others' bylines that have yet to be published. The byline on one was "author to be named."[9]

1. Sismondo, S. (2007). Ghost Management: How Much of the Medical Literature Is Shaped Behind the Scenes by the Pharmaceutical Industry? PLoS Medicine, 4 (9) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040286 2. Moffatt, B., & Elliott, C. (2007). Ghost Marketing: Pharmaceutical Companies and Ghostwritten Journal Articles Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 50 (1), 18-31 DOI: 10.1353/pbm.2007.0009 The whole issue is dedicated to this topic: Perspectives_in_biology_and_medicine. 3. Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH, Simms RW, Fortin PR, Felson DT, et al. A study of manufacturer-supported trials of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of arthritis. Arch Intern Med. 1994;154:157–163. [PubMed] 4. Lexchin J, Bero LA, Djulbegovic B, Clark O. Pharmaceutical industry sponsorship and research outcome and quality. BMJ. 2003;326:1167–1170. [PubMed] 5. Smith R. Medical Journals Are an Extension of the Marketing Arm of Pharmaceutical Companies. PLoS Med. 2005 May; 2(5): e138. Published online 2005 May 17. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020138. 6. Ross JS, Hill KP, Egilman DS, Krumholz HM. Guest Authorship and Ghostwriting in Publications Related to Rofecoxib: A Case Study of Industry Documents From Rofecoxib Litigation JAMA. 2008;299(15):1800-1812. 7.[10]


Climate Portal International Emissions Trading Association | Copenhagen Climate Council | Combat Climate Change | World Economic Forum Climate Change Initiative | Clean Development Mechanism | Yvo de Boer |

Health and Health services

Dr Foster | New Local Government Network | New Health Network | Capita | IPPR | NHS Partners Network (private healthcare providers lobby group) | Nurses For Reform

Medical devices

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Stephen Ubl | Medical Device Manufacturers Association | Association of British Healthcare Industries | Healthcare Industries Task Force | ABHI is a founder member of the Health Hotel | Medical Technology Group The ABHI is also active member of the Medical Technology Group (MTG). The MTG is a coalition of patients, members of the medical profession, patient groups and medical device innovators. Established in 2000, the MTG campaigns to encourage a modern and effective NHS that responds to the needs of the patient. | Healthcare Industries Manifesto Prior to the 2005 General Election, the ABHI launched the first ever healthcare industries manifesto, entitled 'The Future of Britain's Health'. Touching on key election issues, like greater patient access to medical technologies, each section ends with a list of tangible recommendations to government. |

UK organisations

| ABPI ( Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry | ACLM ( Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers | BAREMA ( British Anaesthetic & Respiratory Equipment Manufacturers Association | BDTA ( The British Dental Trade Association | BIA Scotland ( | BioIndustry Association ( | BIVDA ( British In Vitro Diagnostics Association | BHTA ( British Healthcare Trades Association | British Expertise ( Formerly the British Consultants and Construction Bureau | CBI ( Confederation of British Industry | EIA ( Engineering Industries Association | GAMBICA - ( | Intellect - (/ | MDIS ( Medical Devices in Scotland | OPTIC (UK) - ( | PAGB - ( Proprietary Association of Great Britain | SDMA - ( Surgical Dressing Manufacturers Association |

European Trade Associations

| ASSOBIOMEDICA ( The Italian Association for Biomedical & Diagnostic Technology | BVMed ( The German Medical Technology Association | EDANA ( European Disposables and Nonwovens Association | EDMA ( European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association | Eucomed ( Representative Body for the European Medical Technology and Devices Industry | Health First Europe ( An alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics, experts and industry | IMDA ( Irish Medical Devices Association | LFH ( Leverandrrforeningen for Helsesktoren | NEFEMED ( Dutch Federation of Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors of Medical Products | SLF ( Swedish Association of Suppliers of Medical Devices | SNITEM ( French National Association for Medical Technology Industries | UNAMEC ( Belgian Association for Suppliers of Medical Equipment |

International Trade Associations

| AdvaMed ( Advanced Medical Technology Association (formerly HIMA) | AusBiotech ( Australia's Biotechnology Industry Organisation, covering the human health, agricultural, medical device, environmental and industrial sectors in biotechnology. | HIDA - ( Health Industry Distributors' Association | IMDA - ( Independent Medical Distributors Association | JAAME ( Japanese Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment | MEDEC ( Medical Devices Canada | SAMED ( South African Medical Device Industry |


Walter B. Kielholz[11] | American Bankers Association | Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation | APEC Business Advisory Council | British Bankers' Association | International Monetary Conference | The Geneva Association | International Insurance Society to the Insurance Hall of Fame | European Financial Roundtable | International Monetary Conference | Avenir Suisse | economiesuisse Institute of International Finance International Business Leader Advisory Council (IBLAC), an advisory group to the Mayor of Shanghai mainly composed of Presidents and CEOs from major global corporations.European League for Economic Cooperation, (ELEC) (French: Ligue Européenne de Coopération Economique) is an intellectual pressure group on European economic cooperation. The ELEC has advisory status at the Council of Europe and on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.[12] |European Round Table of Financial Services | European Banking Federation | European Banking Industry Committee | European Savings Banks Group | European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB) | European Mortgage Federation (EMF) | European Federation of Building Societies (EFBS) | European Federation of Finance House Associations (Eurofinas)/European Federation of Leasing Company Associations (Leaseurope) | European Association of Public Banks (EAPB)| Bond Market Association's European Securitisation Forum | Bond Market Association | European Securities Forum | Federation of European Securities Exchanges | Futures and Options Association | International Primary Market Association | International Securities Market Association | International Swaps and Derivatives Association | London Investment Banking Association | Swedish Securities Dealers’ Association | European Central Securities Depositories Association | Commercial Mortgage Securities Association Europe | European Securitisation Forum | International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication | Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association | European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee |


Verso Economics

Think tanks

The Ratio Institute Stockholm (hosting the Mont Pelerin Society meeting in August 2009). | Urban Institute | Concord Coalition

Weidenfeld ventures

Institute for Strategic Dialogue | The New World Order Forum | Institute for Human Sciences/Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria, Patron |


Jane Corbin | John Ware | Tom Mangold | John Maples | Reader's Digest


  1. Tim Tate % --David 18:30, 16 March 2009 (UTC)Page Suspended --Steven Harkins 14:17, 18 March 2009 (UTC)Steven Harkins
  2. Jack DuVall % --David 18:00, 16 March 2009 (UTC)Page Suspended --Steven Harkins 14:17, 18 March 2009 (UTC)Steven Harkins 12:17, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
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think tank list

Current Article The Think Tank Index[13] The Think Tank Index Top 30 U.S. Think Tanks Page 2 of 6

Top 30 U.S. Think Tanks

  • 1. Brookings Institution Location: Washington Annual budget: $60.7 million Specialties: U.S. foreign policy, Middle East Boldface names: Strobe Talbott, Kenneth Pollack, Alice Rivlin
  • 2. Council on Foreign Relations Location: New York Budget: $38.3 million Specialties: U.S. foreign policy, national security Boldface names: Richard Haass, Michael Gerson, Walter Russell Mead, Angelina Jolie
  • 3. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Location: Washington Budget: $22 million Specialties: Nuclear nonproliferation, China Boldface names: Jessica T. Mathews, Robert Kagan, Minxin Pei
  • 4. Rand Corporation Location: Santa Monica, Calif. Budget: $251 million Specialties: Military strategy, political economy Boldface names: James Dobbins, Gregory Treverton, William Overholt
  • 5. Heritage Foundation Location: Washington Budget: $48.4 million Specialties: Tax policy, missile defense Boldface names: Edwin Meese, Peter Brookes, James Jay Carafano
  • 6. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Location: Washington Budget: $34.5 million Specialties: Regional studies, democracy promotion Boldface names: Lee Hamilton, Haleh Esfandiari
  • 7. Center for Strategic & International Studies Location: Washington Budget: $29 million Specialties: Defense policy, diplomacy Boldface names: John Hamre, Richard Armitage, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Anthony Cordesman
  • 8. American Enterprise Institute Location: Washington Budget: $23.6 million (2006) Specialties: Trade, defense Boldface names: Newt Gingrich, David Frum, Richard Perle
  • 9. Cato Institute Location: Washington Budget: $19 million Specialties: Libertarianism, deregulation Boldface names: David Boaz, Edward Crane, Christopher Preble
  • 10. Hoover Institution Location: Stanford, Calif. Budget: $34.1 million Specialties: Defense policy, conservatism Boldface names: Larry Diamond, Michael McFaul, Victor Davis Hanson
  • 11. Human Rights Watch Location: New York Budget: $35.5 million Specialties: Human rights, international justice Boldface names: Kenneth Roth
  • 12. Peterson Institute for International Economics Location: Washington Budget: $9.5 million Specialties: Trade, globalization Boldface names: C. Fred Bergsten, Anders Åslund, William Cline
  • 13. United States Institute of Peace Location: Washington Budget: $24.7 million Specialties: Conflict resolution, postconflict stability Boldface names: Richard Solomon, Scott Lasensky, J. Alexander Thier
  • 14. National Bureau of Economic Research Location: Cambridge, Mass. Budget: $29.8 million Specialties: Economic growth, empirical research Boldface names: James Poterba, Robert Lipsey, Martin Feldstein
  • 15. Center for Global Development Location: Washington Budget: $9.8 million Specialties: Globalization, inequality Boldface names: Nancy Birdsall
  • 16. World Policy Institute
  • 17. Center for American Progress
  • 18. Carter Center
  • 19. Hudson Institute
  • 20. Urban Institute
  • 21. EastWest Institute
  • 22. New America Foundation
  • 23. Manhattan Institute
  • 24. Resources for the Future
  • 25. Baker Institute for Public Policy
  • 26. Henry L. Stimson Center
  • 27. Center for Transatlantic Relations
  • 28. Independent Institute
  • 29. International Peace Institute
  • 30. National Center for Policy Analysis (tied)
  • 31. Mercatus Center (tied)

The Think Tank Index Top 20 Non-U.S. Think Tanks Page 3 of 6

Top 20 Non-U.S. Think Tanks

  • 1. Chatham House Location: London Budget: $12.4 million Specialties: International economics, regional studies
  • 2. International Institute for Strategic Studies Location: London Budget: $15.3 million Specialties: Nonproliferation, counterterrorism
  • 3. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Location: Solna, Sweden Budget: $5.3 million Specialties: Arms control, conflict management
  • 4. Overseas Development Institute Location: London Budget: $25.9 million Specialties: International development, humanitarian issues
  • 5. Centre for European Policy Studies Location: Brussels Budget: $8.6 million Specialty: EU affairs
  • 6. Transparency International Location: Berlin Budget: $13.3 million Specialty: Anticorruption
  • 7. German Council on Foreign Relations Location: Berlin Budget: $6.4 million Specialties: German foreign policy, international relations
  • 8. German Institute for International and Security Affairs Location: Berlin Budget: $16.4 million Specialties: German foreign policy and security
  • 9. French Institute of International Relations Location: Paris Budget: $8.1 million Specialties: Trans-Atlantic relations, European affairs
  • 10. Adam Smith Institute Location: London Budget: $500,000 Specialties: Free-market and social policies
  • 11. Fraser Institute (Canada)
  • 12. European Council on Foreign Relations (multiple)
  • 13. Centre for Policy Studies (Britain)
  • 14. Institute of Development Studies (Britain)
  • 15. Centre for Economic Policy Research (Britain)
  • 16. Centre for European Reform (Britain)
  • 17. International Crisis Group (Belgium)
  • 18. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Sweden)
  • 19. Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany)
  • 20. Canadian International Council (Canada)

Page 4 of 6 Top Think Tanks for Innovative Ideas

  • 1. Cato Institute Cato’s libertarian stance, once viewed as fringe, is now considered respectable. With its anti-incumbent, anti-Washington attitude, Cato has antagonized liberals with its push to privatize Social Security, as well as conservatives with its vigorous opposition to the Iraq war.
  • 2. Brookings Institution From heathcare reform to recommendations on closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Brookings has a breadth of expertise that allows it to offer innovative fixes for nearly every critical issue facing the United States today.
  • 3. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Carnegie’s role in opposing the invasion of Iraq and providing critical research on issues such as Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs places it at the heart of some of Washington’s defining policy debates.

Best New Think Tanks (of the last 5 years)

  • 1. European Council on Foreign Relations Populated by European heavyweights like Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari and former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, the ECFR aims to craft a common foreign policy for an increasingly integrated Europe.
  • 2. Bruegel Funded by EU member states and located in Brussels, Bruegel specializes in driving European economic growth and making the continent more competitive in the global economy.
  • 3. Center for American Progress Thanks to its all-star roster of experts and savvy use of new media, CAP has emerged as the intellectual center of Democratic D.C.

Most Impact on Public Policy Debates

  • 1. Brookings Institution When important debates occur in Washington—whether over Middle East peace, global finance, or urban strategy—it’s a fair bet that Brookings is driving the conversation.
  • 2. Heritage Foundation A partisan approach, obsession with the latest policy issues, an effective marketing strategy, and proximity to the seat of power (it is steps away from the U.S. Congress) give Heritage an influential edge.

Top 5 Think Tanks in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • 1. Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (Argentina)
  • 2. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Costa Rica)
  • 3. Libertad y Desarrollo (Chile)
  • 4. Centro de Estudios Públicos (Chile)
  • 5. Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (Argentina)

Top 5 Think Tanks in Asia

  • 1. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China)
  • 2. Japan Institute of International Affairs (Japan)
  • 3. Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (India)
  • 4. Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia)
  • 5. Institute for International Policy Studies (Japan)

Top 5 Think Tanks in the Middle East and North Africa

  • 1. Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (Egypt)
  • 2. Center for Strategic Studies (Jordan)
  • 3. Institute for National Security Studies (Israel)
  • 4. Gulf Research Center (United Arab Emirates)
  • 5. Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (United Arab Emirates)

Top 5 Think Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 1. Centre for Conflict Resolution (South Africa)
  • 2. South African Institute of International Affairs (South Africa)
  • 3. Institute for Security Studies (South Africa)
  • 4. Free Market Foundation (South Africa)
  • 5. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Senegal)

Top 5 Security and International Affairs Think Tanks

  • 1. Brookings Institution
  • 2. Chatham House
  • 3. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • 4. Council on Foreign Relations
  • 5. International Institute for Strategic Studies

Top 5 International Development Think Tanks

  • 1. Brookings Institution
  • 2. Overseas Development Institute
  • 3. Council on Foreign Relations
  • 4. Rand Corporation
  • 5. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Top 5 International Economic Policy Think Tanks

  • 1. Brookings Institution
  • 2. Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • 3. Fraser Institute
  • 4. National Bureau of Economic Research
  • 5. Adam Smith Institute

The Think Tank Index Think Tank Fast Facts

There are 5,465 think tanks worldwide. Breakdown:

   * 1,872 in North America
   * 1,208 in Western Europe
   * 653 in Asia
   * 538 in Latin America and the Caribbean
   * 514 in Eastern Europe
   * 424 in sub-Saharan Africa
   *  218 in the Middle East and North Africa
   *   38 in Oceania

   * There are 1,777 think tanks in the United States.
   * Nine out of 10 U.S. think tanks were created since 1951.
   * The number of U.S. think tanks has more than doubled since 1980.
   * Approximately 350 think tanks are based in Washington, more than in any country other than the United States.

The Think Tank Index Methodology

Prior to launching the Think Tank Index, extensive research was conducted to develop a comprehensive list of all think tanks in the world. Relying on previous studies, think tank directories and databases, and experts in the field, 5,465 institutions worldwide were identified for inclusion in the study.

To create a more manageable list from which to identify leading think tanks, an international group of scholars, think tank executives, public and private donors, and policymakers were then asked to nominate think tanks they consider to be the best in the world. These experts used selection criteria such as a think tank's ability to retain elite scholars and analysts; access to elites in policymaking, media, and academia; media reputation; reputation with policymakers; scholarly output; and usefulness of the organization's information, among others. This effort resulted in a list of approximately 400 think tanks worldwide that were then included in the Think Tank Impact Survey.

The Think Tank Impact Survey was then sent to hundreds of think tank scholars, think tank executives, and government and NGO personnel who fund think tanks. More than 150 responses from this panel of experts were received. These respondents ranked the list of think tanks by region and research area, the results of which are seen here.

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climate denial think tanks

Appendix2. Conservativethinktanksinterestedinenvironmental issues [14]

Conservativethinktank National location Environmental scepticism espoused Environmental Probe Canada No Rio Grande Foundation USA No CenterforPublicJustice USA No TexasConservativeCoalition USA No AmericanAssociationof Small PropertyOwners USA No AmericanPolicyCenter USA Yes FraserInstitute Canada Yes InstituteforContemporaryStudies2 USA Yes National Legal CenterforthePublicInterest USA Yes WeidenbaumCenter USA Yes AmericanCouncil onScienceandHealth USA Yes FoundationforResearchonEconomicsandthe Environment USA Yes ReasonFoundation USA Yes PacificResearchInstituteforPublicPolicy USA Yes Project 21 USA Yes National CenterforPolicyAnalysis USA Yes Capital ResearchCenter USA Yes CompetitiveEnterpriseInstitute USA Yes FreedomWorksFoundation USA Yes GeorgeC. Marshall Institute USA Yes HeartlandInstitute USA Yes Junkscience.com3 USA Yes AmericanPolicyCenter USA Yes SouthCarolinaPolicyCouncil USA Yes TheIndependent Institute USA Yes National WildernessInstitute USA Yes ActonInstitutefortheStudyof Religion andLiberty USA Yes DiscoveryInstitute USA Yes ThePhilanthropyRoundtable USA Yes EthanAllenInstitute USA Yes TheCentrefortheNewEurope Belgium Yes TheGreeningEarthSociety4 USA Yes Statistical AssessmentService USA Yes TheEudoxaThinkTank Sweden Yes AllianceforAmerica USA Yes AllianceforAmericaFoundation USA Yes Frontiersof Freedom USA Yes Frontiersof FreedomInstitute USA Yes TheMolinari EconomicInstitute France Yes WashingtonPolicyCenter USA Yes Small BusinessandEntrepreneuershipCouncil Foundation USA Yes Small BusinessandEntrepreneurshipCouncil USA Yes International Policy Network UK Yes MountainStatesLegal Foundation USA Yes PERC–PropertyandEnvironmentResearchCenter USA Yes TheScienceandEnvironmental PolicyProject USA Yes InstituteforStudyofEconomicsandtheEnvironment USA Yes InstituteforResearchontheEconomicsofTaxation USA Yes TheCentre for the New Europe USA Yes CommitteeforaConstructiveTomorrow(CFACT) USA Yes Notes: 1. Theeight thinktanks showninboldhaveaspecificinterest in‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ asindicatedbytheirlistingintheHeritageFoundation’sdatabase. 2. Codedsceptical for the publicationof Singer (1992), whichhas noapparent ISBNandis thereforenotlistedinAppendix1. 3. Thestatus of JunkScience.comas anon-profit thinktankis unclear, sohere we followthe HeritageFoundationscategorizationof‘policyexpertorganization’ thatimpliesitisathinktank. 4.TheGreeningEarthSocietywebsitenotesthatit‘expired’February2007,butmaycontinueata laterdate.

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  • The Social Affairs Unit is a longstanding rightwing think tank which published the Henry Jackson Society manifesto and has also produced scaremongering and evidentially flawed reports on British Islam.
  • Hollinger International A Canadian media company formerly owned by Conrad Black, who appointed Richard Perle as one of its directors. One of Hollinger’s UK publications, the Daily Telegraph, was successfully sued by MP George Galloway after it published documents purportedly uncovered in Baghdad concerning his relationship to the Iraqi regime.
  • The Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute Paris-based 'organization for pro-West political action in Europe.' Executive Chairman Michel Gurfinkiel is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard and the Jerusalem Post.
  • Aspen Institute Berlin German arm of the neo-conservative think-tank. From 2001 to 2007, the Institute was headed by Dr Jeffrey Gedmin, the former Executive Director of the AEI's New Atlantic Initiative. In January 2007, the Institute sponsored a London lecture by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entitled 'The Legal Case against Iran's President.
  • Fondazione Magna Carta (Magna Carta Foundation) Italian think-tank with close links to the American Enterprise Institute. The two foundations co-sponsored a conference in Rome in June 2007 to coincide with George Bush's visit to Italy. Prominent neo-cons in attendance included John Bolton, Gary Schmitt, [[Reuel Marc Gerecht] and Jeffrey Gedmin.
  • Policy Exchange An influential British think-tank employing Dean Godson, former Telegraph leader writer, special assistant to Conrad Black, and brother of Roy Godson. Policy Exchange successfully campaigned for the British Government to downgrade contacts with the Muslim Council of Britain, notably in the pamphlet When Progressives Treat with Reactionaries by journalist Martin Bright. It has since been accused by the BBC of employing fabricated evidence to link British mosques with extremism.
  • Centre for Social Cohesion Think-tank founded by Civitas in 2007, with prominent British neo-conservative Douglas Murray as director. The Centre has maintained a persistent and hostile focus on British Islam.
  • Euston Manifesto Group Coalition of writers and bloggers dedicated to advancing neo-conservative ideas on the British left. Membership overlaps with a number of other neo-conservative and Zionist groups, notably the online journal Democratiya and the Pro-Israel lobby group Engage.



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